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Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

| June 12, 2019

Last week, just prior to taking over the European Union presidency, the new Finnish government announced plans to make it compulsory for companies to conduct human rights checks. A year ago, this would have seemed out of the ordinary. But growing recognition of the human cost of weak regulations on business, coupled with an erosion […]

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Human rights NGO #OpenDialogueFoundation suspected of ‘co-operating with Russian intelligence’

Human rights NGO #OpenDialogueFoundation suspected of ‘co-operating with Russian intelligence’

| May 23, 2019

Recently, growing numbers of members of European institutions have become puppets and tools of the hidden political propaganda of controversial human rights NGO ), the purpose and activities of which are concealed behind a mask of human rights advocacy, writes Phillip Jeune. Who are you, Ms. Kozlovska? Following the emergence of the Warsaw based ODF, […]

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#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

#ExternalAction – More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #Peace

| March 29, 2019

EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. On Wednesday (27 March), the European Parliament adopted its position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU ministers, be […]

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Chinese asylum-seekers in the EU: Immigration offices in the dock

Chinese asylum-seekers in the EU: Immigration offices in the dock

| March 19, 2019

Members of a Chinese Church are denied asylum across the EU as national immigration offices remain unaware of their story and the magnitude of the persecution – writesLea Perekrests, deputy director of Human Rights Without Frontiers Recently, news regarding the complete absence of freedom of religion or belief in China has been seeping out of […]

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Human rights breaches in #Iran, #Kazakhstan and #Guatemala

Human rights breaches in #Iran, #Kazakhstan and #Guatemala

| March 18, 2019

MEPs deplore human rights violations and all forms of political repression in Iran, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. Last week, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Iran, Kazakhstan and Guatemala. Iran must stop criminalizing the work of women’s rights defenders The European Parliament urge Iran to stop criminalizing the work […]

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External action: More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #ClimateChange

External action: More funds for #HumanRights, #Development and #ClimateChange

| March 8, 2019

EU external action funding should support development, climate and environmental goals, and promote democracy, rule of law and human rights, say MEPs. The Foreign Affairs and Development committees have adopted their joint position on the proposed Neighbourhood, Development and International Co-operation Instrument (NDICI). The new financial instrument would, once agreed by both Parliament and EU […]

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International Conscience Movement calls for release of Syrian women and children

International Conscience Movement calls for release of Syrian women and children

| February 20, 2019

A major conference has been held in Istanbul, Turkey by the International Conscience Movement, an NGO who’s aim is to attention to the suffering of women who are being tortured, raped, executed, imprisoned and made refugees since the beginning of the war in Syria. Their aim is to make advocacy and initiate diplomatic attempts to […]

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